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Articles from the April 6, 2015 edition

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Sen. Allen'a Pro-vaccine Bill Advances

Unswayed by a relentless parade of opposition, a key Senate panel on Wednesday passed an incendiary bill that would strengthen California's vaccination requirements, capping an emotional hearing that...

 
 By Jack Sadler    News    April 6, 2015

Environ Provides PCB Findings to Board

In order to provide clarity and transparency to the removal process of harmful substances from Malibu SMMUSD school sites, Environ International Corporation, which provides scientific consulting for the district, outlined SMMUSD’s progress and...

 

Report: Californians Spent $1 Billion More On Gas In March Than Rest Of The Nation

Representatives with Consumer Watchdog say California drivers spent $1 billion more on gasoline in March than the rest of the nation. Although Thursday marked the 35th consecutive dayof gas price drops in Los Angeles and Orange counties, the...

 

Santa Monica Fire Chief Announces Move To Murrieta

Fire Chief Scott Ferguson announced that on May 10th, he leaves Santa Monica to lead the Murrieta Fire Department. Ferguson has been at the helm of the Santa Monica Fire Department since March of 2010...

 

Local News Briefs

Street Closures Pretty Much Everywhere Local Drivers encountered a large number of street closures this week, including Second Street, which is closed at the south end of downtown, where it meets Colorado Blvd. Colorado Blvd is of course closed in...

 

April is Earthquake Preparedness Month!

Now more than ever families, neighbors and community members need to come together to help one another - to prepare for any eventuality. The City of Culver City emphasizes the need for people to be prepared and to build a network of friends and...

 
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Tongva Park Kicks Off its Second Season of Programming

Following its successful inaugural season, Tongva Park presents an exciting second season of cultural programming beginning with a Bollywood-style community dance class. On Wednesday, April 22nd,...

 
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Fourth Annual Otis Kite Festival at SM Beach: Family Event

Otis College of Art and Design will host its fourth Annual Kite Festival adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, April 11, 2015, from 10am to 4pm. The event is free and open to the public....

 
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Marley's Ghost - Sneak Peek Show at Boulevard Music

Popular West Coast band Marley’s Ghost will play Boulevard Music in Culver City on Saturday, April 11 in celebration of the release of its forthcoming album, The Woodstock Sessions. The recording project was helmed by Grammy-winning producer Larry...

 
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Sensational Strumming Coming Up

Cali Rose and the CC Strummers will be among those performing at the Santa Monica Ukulele Festival, to be held on Saturday, April 18 from noon to 9 p.m. at Santa Monica High. For tickets, information and directions go to www.Santa...

 

LETTERS Santa Monica Forward

Dear Editor, Pardon me if I don’t cue my violin and sing the praises of the so-called ‘community’ group ‘Santa Monica Forward’ as it launches its altruistic crusade to create a ‘progressive, sustainable, diverse and inclusive’ future...

 

L.A. Law's Richard Dysart, 86, Dies in his SM Home

Private services were pending today for Richard Dysart, best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of hard-nosed attorney Leland McKenzie on NBC’s “L.A. Law.” Dysart died Sunday at his Santa Monica home at age 86, his wife told The Hollywood...

 

Satirist Stan Freberg, known for parodies, dies at age 88

Stan Freberg, an influential master of the lampoon who channeled his off-the-wall sensibility into groundbreaking radio shows, comedy albums and hundreds of humorous television commercials for products such as chow mein and prunes, died of natural...

 

Rollins' Homer Gives Dodgers Opening Day Win

Former Dodger Matt Kemp drove in all three of the Padres runs, but it was the former Philly, Jimmy Rollins, and his three-run blast in the eighth that would out-shadow Kemp and help the Dodgers to...

 

I Like Wooden Best, But Krzyzewski Is Getting Close

John Wooden guided UCLA to 10 national championships and there's a solid case that he's the greatest coach in college basketball history. But if you're a fan of Mike Krzyzewski your man is building a...

 

Dodgers Mourn The Passing Of Billy DeLury

Billy DeLury, a Dodger employee since 1950, passed away Saturday evening at the age of 81. “Billy’s consistent dedication and outstanding character were both an inspiration in our front office as well as a daily reminder of our roots in...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: THE LONGEST RIDE

Let's just get it out there now so there's no mistaking. Nicholas Sparks is Nicholas Sparks is Nicholas Sparks. You know what you're going to get (for the most part) when you pick up a Sparks novel or...

 

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